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Catamount Community Radio - September 20, 2015

I think my radio shows are pretty good in general; it I thought otherwise I would give it up and sleep in Sunday mornings until the crack of noon. So, an average show is pretty good, as the bar is high. But my thought today is that the show was below average, which is not to say it was bad, but there were no really magic moments on the mic, I didn't say anything funny, and there was an awkward pause or two. But still it was a good show: good music, and a few worthwhile moments on the mic.

A did a twofer thing today: two from Chuck Berry, two from Rufus Thomas, two from Prince and two from Nick Lowe. I was driving yesterday when the radio landed on Garrison Keillor (he was uninjured), he had a guest on, a really good rocker, and immediately I recognized the tune he was doing was Nick's "Rome Wasn't Built in a Day." Strangely, it was a mixture of happiness and jealousy ... as if Nick Lowe were my thing and he was intruding, a ridiculous thought. He followed up the Lowe tune with a rocker, which was excellent. I need to find out who this cat is. The internet (oh, how I love and hate you) tells me it's J.D. McPherson.

Chuck Berry, a genius who still walks among us:

If I go buy a Cadillac convertible coupe
And all I got at home to eat is just onion soup
It's my own business, it's my own business
If I would rather ride around
In my own Cadillac convertible coupe

If I's a dignatary on Capitol Hill
And up and married me a waitress in a hot dog grill
It's my own business, it's my own business
Because I am not a juvenile
And I can go out at my own free will.

Rufus Thomas, a Memphis Stax cat, I was hipped to him on this blog I just stumbled upon: La dimensión de trastos.

10:00 - 12:00 Sunday mornings on Power 90.5. When will the internet stream be back? The program directer sort of laughed when I asked him the other day, and said, "not anytime soon." Crap.


1. Piero Umiliani – My Man, Duke
2. Coleman Hawkins – Thru for the Night
3. Norah Jones – Don’t Know Why
4. Arnett Cobb – Smooth Sailing
5. Nick Lowe – I Read a Lot
6. Don Byas & Slam Stewart – I Got Rhythm
7. Chuck Berry – It’s my Own Business
8. Hank Mobley – Remember
9. Prince – Musicology
10. Roland Hannah – The Best is Yet to Come
11. Johnny Smith – The Boy Next Door
12. Rufus Thomas – The Memphis Train
13. Cal Tjader – Triste
14. Gene Ammons – Canadian Sunset
15. Willie Nelson – What a Way to Live
16. Sonny Rollins – Rock-a-bye Baby with a Dixie Melody
17. Chuck Berry – You Never Can Tell
18. Orinn Evans – The Sound of Philadelphia
19. Cecil Grant – I Wonder
20. Sly and the Family Stone – Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Again)
21. Nick Lowe – I’m a Mess
22. Aaron Parks – Roadside Distraction
23. Rufus Thomas – Walking the Dog
24. Larry Goldings – Everything Happens to Me
25. Prince – Joy in Repetition
26. Oddisee – Chocalate City Dreaming
27. Arthur Blythe – Spirits in the Field

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